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AngryMountainBiker Show

Mountain bike, rock climbing, and adventure sports talk. Not really that angry. Tune in for topical mountainbiking interviews, trip reports, and rants on road cycling, and life's minor and not so minor annoyances. If you like mountain biking, and you like podcasts, you found a home!
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Nov 29, 2016

Today, I break down the two most basic and important elements you need to know for buying a mountain bike today, and how it depends on the type of riding you want to have the most fun on.

Nov 28, 2016

Garrett joins me to talk about the biggest technical advancement in mountainbiking in 10 years, how to develop a relationship with a bike shop, and why cross country racers are now moving to dropper posts too!

Nov 24, 2016

Today I break down a listener response to the Bikes in Wilderness Senate bill, then I pitch the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition's remaining 4 trail work days for 2016. Finally, I tell you what you need to know to do a comprehensive but quick bike safety and mechanical check of your mountain bike so you don't face disaster on the trail.

Link to Wilderness Act Status and Text

Link to Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Nov 22, 2016

Today Garrett Hubbard visits the studio. We discussed the new Senate bill that would allow bikes in federally owned Wilderness Areas and why it is good news for bikers, give you a killer tech tip that will keep your bike intact in a crash, and we also break down the trend toward wide rims, what sizes are available, why they are better, and why you shouldn't be a weight weenie at the expense of stability and handling--it can actually cost you speed!

www.garretthubbard.com

www.filzbuiltbicycles.com

NY Times article link on Wilderness Bill

 

Nov 20, 2016

Today I break down a Singletrack.com survey infographic and what it says about mountainbikers. I also describe how to learn the track stand, which is where you balance your bike without moving, and why it is a useful skill.  We did a trail work day at Lake Fairfax also, and I lay out why you need to get out and do some trail work too.

Singletracks.com Infographic

More info from more-mtb.org

https://www.edwardtufte.com, Data Graphics master

Nov 19, 2016

Today I discuss the different types of mountainbiking crashes you might experience, including the Slap Shot, the Double Shot, and the Slow Moe Uh Oh.  I also relate some horror stories from the backcountry, including the time I dropped a rock that sliced open my then girlfriend's neck. You should avoid doing that!

Nov 18, 2016

I discuss the inspiring story of Grace Ragland, a biking coach with multiple sclerosis, and a startling UK legal case where a mountain bike instructor was successfully sued for 4m pounds, the upcoming trail work days in our area, and the tragic increase in highway deaths this year.

UK Instructor Sued

Grace Ragland, NICA coach

 

 

Nov 17, 2016

I do a breakdown of mountain bike flat pedals posted on VitalMTB.com and also rant about how to use the various lanes of traffic on our nations highways.  I also answer some listener email dealing with trail right of way.

 

 

Nov 15, 2016

I may not have counted correctly but I'm sure there are at least a dozen good reasons to get a dropper post for your mountain bike. Go ahead and do that today.  A decent dropper post can be had for less than $200 dollars and the reliability and competition is at previously unforeseen levels.

 

Nov 13, 2016

Today I relate difficulty in bouldering to how we think of hard mountain biking.  I also rant about trail etiquette, because you need to hear it.

Nov 10, 2016

In studio with me today is Garrett Hubbard, a local downhill rider who started riding in 1996 and raced in college for UC Santa Barbara in the late 90's. We chat about trail styles, bike geometry, and what it's like to be a team rider.

Filz Built Bicycles Sponsors Garrett

http://garretthubbard.com/

Nov 9, 2016

On today's show I give 5 killer tips on getting your bike to perform best in cold weather. I also pontificate more on finding riding partners and groups, and I sneak in another rant on leaf blowers. And I introduce Neko Mullaly and Sean Leader's new bike park in eastern Tennessee.

Windrock Bike Park in Tennessee

Nov 8, 2016

I tee off on toll lanes, USB plugs, and my cruise control problems. Oh yeah, and I answer a listener email about how to find group rides that suit his ability.

Nov 4, 2016

Turns out stress can be a good thing for your health! I break down why this is and I also talk more about my experience being guided on a mountain bike in the French Alps at Les Arcs.

 

Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Nov 3, 2016

As a former email server administrator, I give my take on the Clinton email issue, and I also talk about my mountain biking trip to the Alps in 2015, where I had the pleasure of experiencing the French emergency medical care system firsthand.

Nov 2, 2016

Today I rant about fake dairy products, break down an article in the Baltimore Sun about a high school mountainbiking team, and I give my long awaited presidential endorsement.

Baltimore Sun article on high school MTB team

NICA, youth MTB organization!

 

 

 

Oct 31, 2016

Sam Reynolds, pro rider, backed off from riding this years Red Bull Rampage competition.  This may have been the most courageous decision of all. Is rising life and limb worth it? Probably not, but its all but inevitable because we cannot help but push limits!  I discuss this and more, such as my Wilderness First Aid class that I took this weekend.

Pinkbike Interview with Sam Reynolds

Wilderness First Aid Classes Near DC

Oct 27, 2016

I do some ranting on trail etitquette after having yet another episode of a non yielding rider. I also break down how pads and other forms of risk management should be a part of your trail life, and contribute to you being a good citizen!

Oct 26, 2016

I break down Trek's announcement about their mountain biking advocates for women. I also dig into the swear words we use and how I've changed over the years in my use of language around gender and sexuality.

Bikemag.com article on Trek's Women Advocate program

Oct 25, 2016

Pisgah and its amazing big mountain backcountry trails are legendary, for good reason! We rode in a group of nine (!) and had an amazing experience. I break down the trip, what we did, how to make sure you maintain energy during long mountain loops, and then make fun of Karl for getting lost.

Oct 23, 2016

Today I sit down briefly with Russ Adams and get his thoughts on riding in the backcountry here on our road trip to Brevard North Carolina.

Oct 20, 2016

Learning to wheelie isn't something I hear discussed much, and I know many new riders may need a few tips. Today I cover the basic movement, later we will discuss more advanced techniques for holding the wheelie.  I also get angry about backup alarms, and I promote the Scott Scudamore IMBA volunteer award.

Nominate your favorite mountainbike volunteer activist here!

Oct 19, 2016

I give a killer tip for handling technical terrain and anticipating movement on the trail, and I also rant about a guy that didn't yield the downhill. And why we may not always want to yield downhill anyway.

Oct 18, 2016

A common question on the internet this time of year is "What bike light should I get". I let you know my incredible important opinion on this matter.  Then I break down some bike mechanics philosophy, break down the Wee Day Out video by Danny MacAskill and the cool behind the scenes stuff it takes to do. Next, IMBA announced the Scott Scudamore National Volunteer Leadership Award.

The Scott Scudamore National Volunteer Leadership Award

Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out Behind the Scenes

Oct 17, 2016

Learn how to set the timing on your axle and how to not collapse our hydraulic disk brakes like a noob!  As well as an update on the bike crash victim from last week, and a theory on what caused Luis' Rhabdomyelosis.  Also I talk about NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and their cool ethic about participation.

NICA Web Site - Youth Cycling Leagues

Adjust the Timing of a Maxle QR Axle

 

 

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